Miradouro in Sintra Portugal
Casa Miradouro Sintra Lisbon Portugal Bed and Breakfast Manor Guest House Lodgings Accommodations
Owner: Urs and Frederic Kneubuehl
Address: Rua Sotto Mayor, 55, Apartado 1027, 2710-801 Sintra, Portugal
Telephone: (351) 21 910 71 00
Fax: (351) 21 924 18 36
Activities/Attractions: Located within 500 metres of the national palace, Casa Miradouro provides an excellent base to visit the historic monuments of Sintra as well as it's beautiful parks and the outstanding new museum of contemporary art with the Berardo collection created after World War II. It is considered one of the most important on the Iberian Peninsula.
Lovers of music can enjoy the chamber music festivals in June/July and the ballet festivals in August. Also, there are several golf courses within 12 km radius.
Casa Miradouro is situated still within the Historic centre of Sintra about 6 - 7 minutes walking from the Royal Palace, the shops and restaurants, but in a quiet location. The view is fantastic, on one side towards the Atlantic on the other side towards Pena Palace and the Moorish Castle nestled on top of the mountain, within a beautiful lush green park and forest and towards the romantic and mystic Quinta da Regaleira.
"Our intention was to stay in Sintra for four nights. Four nights became five nights and eventually ten nights, as Sintra worked its magic on us. Much of our enjoyment came from staying at the Casa Miradouro. We didn't have the sea view - instead we woke up to a view of the Pena Palace and the Quinta da Regeleira. Then we went down to a delicious breakfast served with unfailingly friendly and courteous service. In the evening we were greeted by a proprietor always ready to listen to our accounts of our discoveries and to offer help and suggestions. The Casa Miradouro really is a home from home - with, by the way, an excellent selection of ports!"
"My husband & I went to Sintra as part of our honeymoon & we loved it! We were the only guests at the B&B where we had a gorgeous view, good service & breakfast & lovely room. The town was beautiful & while I could see it being touristy Nov. was a great time to visit."
"A MUST. The whole experience was wonderful. My wife did not want to leave. The room, the views and the staff are superb. The owner was very helpful in suggesting a fine restaurant as well as arranging transportation."
"Sintra is a lovely escape from Lisbon and this converted house is a great place to unwind. It's set up more like an upscale B&B with no TVs in the rooms but a large, shared living room in grand Victorian style. The hosts are charming and the breakfast delicious. It's only a half kilometer downhill from the old town centre so it's easy to walk into town for dinner. Ask for sea view room. Highly recommended!"
General Information: The name, Casa Miradouro, translates to Viewpoint House, so named because of the fantastic view towards the Atlantic ocean and over Sintra, Portugal up to the Pena Palace and the Moorish Castle.
Casa Miradouro was built around 1890 for a family of army officers. In 1987 the family moved out and the house stood empty for six years. The present owner, Frederic Kneubuehl, bought the house in 1993 and completely restored it. Casa Miradouro opened for guests in July 1994. The house has:
Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Travellers cheques and cash.
Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros)
A buffet breakfast is served in the breakfast room.
"We have just returned from a three week trip to Portugal. Our trip began with four nights at Casa Miradouro. I think it would be more accurate to say it began with Frederic, the kind and thoughtful host weeks before. He not only reserved a beautiful room for us, but helped us with car rental (a car was delivered to the door from a nearby town with no cost to us), AND our itinerary. After reading many books about Portugal, I wrote to Frederic and asked him what he would do with three weeks in Portugal and he kindly responded. We used many of his ideas. When we finally arrived at his door, we were so pleased with our room, the view, the breakfast buffet, the interest and help of those who worked there, and Frederic's additional help. We followed his help in restaurants, and events. We kept busy but each night was a restful one followed by a wonderful breakfast. We travel for a month each year to a different country of Europe. This is the first time I have sent a thank you note to a hotel owner after returning to the States."